A- A A+
Last Updated : Sep 25 2020 12:46PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi addresses BJP workers on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's birth anniversary today            Prime Minister releases Age-Appropriate Fitness Protocols; Calls for regular exercise to stay fit and healthy            Central govt suspends operation of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code by another 3 months to protect companies in distress due to Covid-19            New Delhi invites US companies to engage more intensely in developing gas infrastructure in India            IPL Cricket: Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in Dubai           

National News

Oct 17, 2018
7:53AM

Child abuse victims can file complaint at any time, irrespective of present age: WCD Ministry

ANI
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that a victim of Child Sexual Abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of his or her present age. She urged the victims to report the cases through POCSO e-Box.

The Minister said, often, children are unable to report such crimes as the perpetrator in most cases is either a family member, a relative or closely known person. She said, studies have also shown that the child continues to carry the trauma of sexual abuse till very late in life.

In order to overcome this trauma many grown up people have started coming out to report the abuse faced by them as children. According to an official release, the Ministry had recently consulted the Law Ministry which advised that there appears no period of limitation mentioned in the provision with regard to reporting of the offences under the POCSO Act, 2012.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), Act 2012, came into force in November 2012. It is a gender neutral Act which has been enacted to strengthen the legal provisions for the protection of children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Protection Act defines a child as any person below the age of 18 years and provides protection to  children from the offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.



Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 25 (Sep) Midday News 24 (Sep) Evening News 24 (Sep) Hourly 25 (Sep) (1200hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 25 (Sep) दोपहर समाचार 24 (Sep) समाचार संध्या 24 (Sep) प्रति घंटा समाचार 25 (Sep) (1210hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 25 (Sep) Khabrein(Day) 24 (Sep) Khabrein(Eve) 23 (Sep)
Aaj Savere 25 (Sep) Parikrama 24 (Sep)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 24 (Sep) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 24 (Sep) Spotlight/News Analysis 24 (Sep) Employment News 24 (Sep) World News 24 (Sep) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 24 (Sep) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 19 (Sep) North East Diary 24 (Sep)